Mercutio “Dream Description Passage” Act 1, Scene 4

How does Mercutio use metaphors in his passage about dreams?

Statement: Mercutio tries to convince Romeo that a dream has no meaning and only the dull brained dream about things. He says the dreams aren’t reliable and they are inconsistent.

Example: “True, I talk of dreams, Which are children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy”

Explanation: This shows that Mercutio is trying to explain that dreams are children of a lazy or pointless brain and how it is a useless, made up world.

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